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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

In the state of Perfect Masters there is: “Conscious Active Inaction.”

The state of a Perfect Master may be compared with a child wide awake but inside the cradle that is continuously rocked by mankind. It is “Conscious Active Inaction.” Inaction is being inside the cradle, and Active Inaction is the rocking of the cradle by others.

God is Conscious Inaction, indeed! And the tranquility of this “Conscious Inaction” is so very profound that it gives God the attributes of Infinite Power, Infinite Knowledge and Infinite Bliss.

Man becomes God, and is recognized as a Perfect Master, SathGuru. To worship this MAN is to worship God.

When God manifests on earth in the form of a man and reveals His Divinity to mankind. He is recognized as the Avathar – the Messiah – the Prophet. Thus God becomes Man!

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

1. In the Beyond-Beyond state of God there is: “Unconscious Inaction.”

The Beyond-Beyond state of God may be compared with a child fast asleep in a cradle: it is an example of “Unconscious Inaction.”

2. In the state of God-realization, there is: “Conscious Inaction.” This not the state of Perfection but of Liberation (Najaat). In this state there is absolutely tranquility which gives rise to infinite power, knowledge and bliss. The state of a God-realized person (not a Perfect Master) may be compared with a child wide awake but still in the cradle: this is an example of “Conscious Inaction.”

3. In the intermediate state (between 1& 2) there is: “Conscious Action.” Actions promote sanskaras (impressions). Sanskaras in turn breed more actions and create bindings – in this state there is bondage.

The state in between 1 & 2 may be compared with a child awake and out of the cradle: it is an example of “Conscious Action.”

4. In the state of the 7th plane there is: “Unconscious Action.”

The state of the 7th plane may be compared with a somnambulist – the somnambulist walks about or performs other actions in sleep and is not aware of what he does in this state. Similarly the 7th plane does actions and is not conscious of them. His “Unconscious Action”: he eats, drinks, speaks, etc. But all this is his “Unconscious Action.”

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

The seventh Plane of Reality, the God-Realized One, is once and for all, entirely free from each and every impression, because the very storehouse of impressions itself, – the individual mind, is then annihilated and there remains neither aura nor halo.

When one, who is God-Realized is able to return with his God consciousness simultaneously to all the planes of illusion as a ‘Perfect Master’ or ‘SathGuru’, his halo is then most bright- infinitely brighter than all the suns of the universe put together. It is out of the question for anyone, except those who have attained the consciousness of the sixth plane, to behold the Divine Effulgence of the Master’s halo.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

In contrast to those in the Subtle Sphere, those belonging to the Mental Sphere, whether on the Fifth or the Sixth Plane of super consciousness, always use their powers only for the good of others. They receive the direct radiation of the Divine Power, and those amongst them who are on the Sixth Plane-the Plane of “Spiritual Sight” – actually see God face to face.

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

The Fourth Plane is the greatest hurdle of the spiritual Path, the crucial stage of the aspirant or pilgrim’s journey where all is gained or lost. Great as are the powers at his command, greater are the temptations to use them for his own gratification, to exhibit these powers for the sake of exhibitionism, fame, power, and glory. For the ego, fearing complete defeat rises to its highest, prodding and luring the pilgrim on to make selfish use of the powers lent to him. This is known as “Black night of the soul”.

The pilgrim on the fourth plane is permitted, however, to make use of his powers for purely unselfish motives, with no thought whatsoever of self and only for the sake of others.

The senses are said to be superior (to the physical body); the mind is superior to the sense faculties; the intelligence is superior to the mind; but HE (the self) is superior to the intelligence”

(Avathar Sri Seshadri Swamigal)

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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

The following are the different planes of Illumination:

Individual Plane Nature
Ordinary Gross False Illusion
Advanced 1st. Subtle

Beginning of

Real Illusion

More Advanced 2nd. Subtle Real Illusion
Most Advanced 3rd. Subtle Real Illusion – High

4th. Junction of

Subtle & Mental

Illumined 5th. Mental Real Illusion – Higher
Most Illumined 6th. Mental Real Illusion – Highest
God – Realized 7th. Reality Real ***
Perfect Master

7th. Perfection (Reality

plus one and all planes)

Real ***

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    Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

An aura and a halo are two different things, and people often cannot distinguish the two. No man can ever possess both aura and halo completely developed at one and the same time. Like their respective shadows, every man, woman, child and baby has an aura, but only a very few individuals have a halo on the varying phases of its development; and fewer still possess a full halo.

An aura is the reflection of emotions of an individual mind, just as any physical thing possesses its shadow on the physical plane. The halo begins to appear when the aura begins to disappear.

The difference between an aura – the mental reflection, and any physical shadow is tremendous. Shadows depend upon their physical forms, but an individual aura remains unaffected, even when the person concerned drops his physical body, because in spite of death, the individual continues to possess both a mind and the impressions in it, as well as a subtle body, which has a direct connection with its aura.

Every individual aura is an image of a circle of seven colours. Each aura differs from the others in its proportion of each of the seven colours, according to the individual’s predominant impressions. For example, red would be the most prominent colour in the aura of a man whose impressions are predominantly made up of lustful actions.

The halo begins to develop and an aura begins to disappear only after an individual starts advancing on the Path to God-Realization.

When the aura begins to get more and more faint, the halo commences to shine more and more, getting brighter in proportion to the progress of the individual’s consciousness on the path.

The halo becomes very bright only after an individual aura is on the point of disappearing. This happens in the case of a soul who wakes up fully conscious in the Sixth Plane of complete mental illumination.

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    Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

The kinds of Love:

Like every great virtue, love, the mainspring of all life, can also be misapplied. It may lead to the heights of God-intoxication or the depths of despair. No better example can be given of the two polarities of love and their effects than that of Mary Magdalene, before and after meeting JESUS.

Between the two extremes are many kinds of love. On the one hand, love does exist in all the phases of human life; but here it is latent or is limited and poisoned by personal ambitions, racial pride, narrow loyalties and rivalries and by attachment to gender, nationality, sect, caste, or religion. On the other hand, pure and real love has also its stages, the highest being the gift of God to love HIM.

When one truly loves God, one longs for union with HIM, and this supreme longing is based on the desire of giving up one’s whole being to the beloved.

Divine Love is qualitatively different from human Love.

Human Love is for the many in the One and the Divine Love is for the One in the many. Human love leads to innumerable complications and tangles; but Divine Love leads to integration and freedom.

To those whose hearts are pure and simple, true love comes as a gift through the activating grace of a Perfect Master, and this Divine Love will perform the supreme miracle of bringing God into the hearts of men.

God listens only to the language of the heart, which constitutes Love.

We can love God by surrendering to the Perfect Master who is God’s personal Manifestation. We can also love God by loving our fellow-beings, by giving them happiness at the cost of our own happiness, by rendering them service with the sacrifice of our interests and by dedicating our lives at the altar of selfless service.

When we love God intensely through any of these channels, we finally know HIM to be our own Self.

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